ALBUM REVIEW: Warcall – Dead End Pt. 2

When we think of thrash music we think of the big names like METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, and SLAYER. While METALLICA remains the biggest band in thrash metal and arguably in the world, there is still an underground world of thrash going strong. One of the most promising names in underground thrash are WARCALL and they’re … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Warcall – Dead End Pt. 2

ALBUM REVIEW: Emigrate – The Persistence Of Memory

In 2007, EMIGRATE, the brainchild of Richard Z. Kruspe was introduced to the world. Initially, it was supposed to be a one-off project. Fast forward to 2021 and EMIGRATE have three albums under their belt. Their previous album, A Million Degrees, was an eclectic mix of 90s grunge, early 00s rock, and industrial metal. EMIGRATE’S … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Emigrate – The Persistence Of Memory

ALBUM REVIEW: Illusions Of Grandeur – The Siren

Hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR are an exciting fantasy metal theater band. Their latest album, The Siren, is the second part of the album The Siren Saga. While you may be getting AVANTASIA or NIGHTWISH vibes, ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR present an eclectic mix of hard rock that is reminiscent of A PERFECT CIRCLE. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Illusions Of Grandeur – The Siren

ALBUM REVIEW: Burning Point – Arsonist Of The soul

Power metal has always been a sub-genre that is at odds with the metal community. Fans either love it or hate it. In recent years, power metal has started to get the respect it deserves with big acts like POWERWOLF and SABATON getting put on the bill of big European festivals. While these bands deserve … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Burning Point – Arsonist Of The soul

Album Review: Wayward Sons – Even Up The Score

As a music journalist, you listen to a lot of albums, and sometimes they all blend into one, but WAYWARD SON’S latest offering, Even Up The Score, is a breath of fresh air. Hailing from the UK, WAYWARD SONS are a hidden gem in the UK’s thriving hard rock scene. With two albums already behind … Continue reading Album Review: Wayward Sons – Even Up The Score

Album Review: KK’s Priest – Sermons Of The Sinner

Sometimes, you just need some straight up, old fashioned heavy metal, and if anyone can deliver on that, it’s former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist, KK Downing. With the added edition of ex JUDAS PRIEST vocalist, Tim “Ripper” Owens, you can expect something extra special from KK’S PRIEST.  While it’s hard not to compare KK’S PRIEST to … Continue reading Album Review: KK’s Priest – Sermons Of The Sinner

ALBUM REVIEW: MALEVOLENCE – ANTITHETICAL

MALEVOLENCE is an extreme metal act from Portugal that have really made a name for themselves in the underground metal scene across Portugal and beyond. Their 2013 album, Antithetical, is now being released on vinyl and there’s no question about it; MALEVOLENCE, remain one of the strongest extreme metal bands to hail from their country. … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: MALEVOLENCE – ANTITHETICAL

ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking (Midsummer Edition)

Last year famed symphonic metal band LEAVES’ EYES, released their 10th album, The Last Viking. The Last Viking is a monumental album which demonstrates the band’s strong songwriting and storytelling abilities. The Last Viking’s story begins in the year 1066, on a battlefield near Stamford Bridge, where Norway’s King Harald III has just seen defeat … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Leaves’ Eyes – The Last Viking (Midsummer Edition)

ALBUM REVIEW: AEONS – CONSEQUENCES

Consequences is an exciting independent release from AEONS, a technical progressive metal band from the Isle of Man. Their debut album, A Tragic End, was a fantastic introduction to their unique take on progressive metal. With tracks like Vampire and Blue Shift being the perfect examples to showcase the two sides to their sound. One … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: AEONS – CONSEQUENCES

ALBUM REVIEW: Danko Jones – Power Trio

DANKO JONES are one of the biggest forces in the hard rock circuit with an impressive career that spans twenty five years. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, the band is pioneered by the man himself, Danko Jones, who with the release of their latest album celebrates the band's 25th anniversary. Their ongoing success is, in large … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Danko Jones – Power Trio